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Mesgar, Mitra; Tafazoli, Dara – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2018
This quantitative study focuses on online metacognitive reading strategies used by 39 Iranian postgraduate students with internal and external locus of control. The students were selected through locus of control questionnaire and it is followed by OSORS questionnaire to measure online metacognitive strategies used by students. The results of…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Online Courses, Reading Strategies, Locus of Control
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Yilmaz, Ercan; Sahin, Mehmet; Turgut, Mehmet – Journal of Education and Practice, 2017
In this study, the variables having impact on the student motivation have been analyzed based on the articles, conference papers, master's theses and doctoral dissertations published in the years 2000-2017. A total of 165 research papers were selected for the research material and the data were collected through qualitative research techniques…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Student Motivation, Literature Reviews
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Ebrahimi, Shirin Shafiei; Zainal, Zaidah – Journal of Education and Practice, 2016
This study examines common strategies that English as a Foreign language (EFL) students employ when reading English poetry. To identify the strategies, a survey was designed for data collection from TESL students. The result shows that students significantly tend to use the strategies that require their creativity to construct new ideas in the…
Descriptors: Poetry, Reading Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Khodabandelou, Rouhollah; Karimi, Leila; Ehsani, Maryam – Higher Education for the Future, 2015
Over the last several years, the number of international students attending colleges and universities in Malaysia has increased substantially. While the number of international students pursuing undergraduate and post graduate studies in Malaysian higher education institutions has increased, it is curious that some limitations and challenges exist…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, Barriers, Graduate Surveys
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Baghaei, Purya; Aryadoust, Vahid – International Journal of Testing, 2015
Research shows that test method can exert a significant impact on test takers' performance and thereby contaminate test scores. We argue that common test method can exert the same effect as common stimuli and violate the conditional independence assumption of item response theory models because, in general, subsets of items which have a shared…
Descriptors: Test Format, Item Response Theory, Models, Test Items
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Kamalizad, Jalal; Samuel, Moses – Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 2015
Responding to the controversies in the results of past studies regarding the impact of language proficiency on learners' use of language learning strategies, this article reports the effect of language proficiency on the strategy use of Iranian English learners across two different settings, namely ESL Malaysia, and EFL Iran. Some 157 Iranian…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ghoroghi, Soudabeh; Hassan, Siti Aishah; Baba, Maznah – International Education Studies, 2015
The current study aimed to examine the relationship between marriage duration and marital adjustment of married Iranian students at postgraduate level in Malaysian universities. To this end, 220 randomly selected married participants completed an online questionnaire via email. The respondents were questioned about their demographic information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Foreign Students, Online Surveys
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Yazdi, Seyed Yasin; Bakar, Kamariah Abu – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 2014
This paper reports a small part of the findings of a larger study which cross-culturally explored and comparatively examined the dynamics of collaboration between Iranian and Malaysian homogeneous dyads during performing collaborative writing tasks. The findings related to the amount of code-switching as well as the amount of falling back on the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Homogeneous Grouping
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Jones, Stephanie – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2013
Increasingly, Western-style MBA programs are being delivered in emerging markets, as the developed countries become more and more saturated with MBAs and related offerings. This article, based on the global experience of the author in teaching and assessing MBA modules including thesis and dissertation research and writing, suggests approaches to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Coping
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Truth, Frank – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2012
In the context of open-access (OA) academic publishing, the mounting pressure cross global academe to publish or perish has spawned an exponentially growing number of dodgy academic e-journals charging high fees to authors, often US$300-650, and even triple that amount, promising super-fast processing and publication open-access (OA) online.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Discourse, Faculty Publishing, Scholarship
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rad, Shadi Khojasteh; Abdullah, Ain Nadzimah – English Language Teaching, 2012
Hesitation strategies appear in speech in the form of filled or unfilled pauses, paralinguistic markers like nervous laughter or coughing, or signals which are used to justify units in the coming utterances in which the speaker struggles to produce. The main functions of these forms of hesitation strategies have been associated with speech…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Khojastehrad, Shadi – International Education Studies, 2012
Previous studies on hesitation strategies used by beginner or advanced L2 learners revealed that beginners mostly leave their hesitation pauses unfilled which causes their speech to sound disfluent, and advanced learners tend to use various fillers in order to sound like native speakers. The present paper reports on a study which investigated the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Oral Language, Language Tests, Discourse Analysis
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Karami, Roya; Ismail, Maimunah; Sail, Rahim Md. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This article examines the relationship between gender identity and career aspirations of a group of Iranian international postgraduate students studying at a Malaysian public university. This study uses the Farmer's Achievement Motivation Theory and Astin's Sociopsychological Model of Career Choice as theoretical framework. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Career Choice, Sexual Identity, English (Second Language)
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Farashaiyan, Atieh; Amirkhiz, Seyed Yasin Yazdi – English Language Teaching, 2011
This paper reports on a study that was carried out to describe and compare the apology strategies utilized by Iranian EFL and Malaysian ESL learners in confronting identical apology situations. For this purpose, data were elicited from 15 Iranian and 15 Malaysian students through a "Discourse completion tasks" questionnaire. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, English (Second Language), Language Usage
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Bazzaz, Fatemeh Ebrahimi; Samad, Arshad Abd – English Language Teaching, 2011
An important aspect of native speakers' communicative competence is collocational competence which involves knowing which words usually come together and which do not. This paper investigates the possible relationship between knowledge of collocations and the use of verb noun collocation in writing stories because collocational knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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